ATTENTION: Brides with a short a ‘do often want to rock a hair accessory for their strut down the aisle, too. However, most bridal magazines would lead us to believe all brides should wear their hair shoulder length or longer. This is frustrating, so I was beyond happy to see how Oscar winner and all-around fly girl Lupita Nyong’o wore her gold and diamond Fred Leighton headband with her princess Prada gown recently on the red carpet. [Read more...]
I recently discovered the yummy goodness that is eCreamery.com while working on a freelance assignment. eCreamery.com is an online distributor of delicious ice cream, sorbetto and gelatto (my personal fave) and it is all packaged in adorable personalized containers. I’m already a sucker for personalization but combined with something good to eat is even better. The creative flavor options are plentiful: you can choose from mango, pear, passionfruit, amaretto, rum raisin, lemon cheesecake and much more. These could make excellent Valentine’s Day Gifts or wedding party gifts!
New York City is one of the most expensive places to host a wedding in the world. (The average cost of a NYC wedding for 125 guests is about $50,000.) But, if you plan ahead and are willing to wiggle a bit, you can have a memorable wedding in the Big Apple without going in debt. Seriously! Here are five things I learned while planning my own intimate NYC affair. [Read more...]
Consumer marketing in the wedding industry is genius. Companies in every area of the biz — from fashion and beauty to food and beverage to travel — find ways to manipulate couples into thinking they need certain items in order to have a beautiful wedding. We’re led to believe that the “perfect wedding” will led to the “perfect marriage”. The truth is neither exists. This might seem odd to read on a bridal blog but then again Triple B isn’t your average bridal blog. With the popularity of Pinterest, Instagram, wedding reality television shows, etc. it is easy to lose track of your original vision before saying I Do. Admittedly, I fell victim to a few of the traps (Hey, I’m human!) but thankfully Mr. TK and I have managed to stay truthful to who we are while planning our nuptials. Here’s a fun cheat sheet with examples of what we did that might help you while planning your big day: [Read more...]
Last month I had the pleasure of getting a facial at Milla’s Treatment Boutique. It was awesome. Although I had been to the boutique once for a press event, this visit was my first time actually having a treatment done by Milla and my first facial in years. The best part? I received my service the day before my bridal shower/bachelorette party weekend (more on that later) so my skin was definitely in need of some TLC. Here’s how Milla took care of me: [Read more...]
So here’s the long and short of it: I’m smitten by the idea of bridesmaids wearing different dresses! It is an awesome way for their true personalities to shine through and everyone gets to look their best in a dress that most flatters their body type. The fact is many brides (like moi) would rather not have their girls look like clones on their big day. Brands like Two Birds have recognized this desire from brides and bridesmaids alike and capitalized on it. But what I fancy even more is when bridesmaids rock completely differently dresses like in the above pic. [Read more...]
Hola! Are you searching for a fun, memorable getaway — with a good dose of tasty drinks and eye candy — to commemorate your final days before becoming a Mrs.? A couple engaged ladies in my circle headed to the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans earlier this month to get their party on. Others opt for the tried and true Vegas route — although it might be predictable, Las Vegas rarely disappoints. Still others go for a Miami girls vacay but as of right now, spending money in the state of Florida isn’t on the top of many Triple B’s readers to-do lists. Have you considered the Caribbean? [Read more...]
Wedding planning involves loads of researching, sending emails, making calls, following-up on those emails and calls, adhering to a set budget — whether that budget is $2,000 or $200,000, compromising, adhering to deadlines and timelines and…Okay I’ll stop. Like any other job (because let’s remember wedding planning is how many people pay their mortgage), there are aspects that become tedious, repetitive and boring but they are essential to the bigger picture. Mr. TK and I are learning more about our strengths and weaknesses and are fine tuning ways to best work as a team. (The best teamwork is exhibited when players best play their position.) But at the end of the (wedding) day, when all the bridal dust has settled, what will be most remembered about all that hard work and sacrifice? [Read more...]